Plant: perennial herb; Multistemmed, erect, up to 0.5 m tall, minutely stellate-puberulent Leaves: narrowly oblong-lanceolate, dentate, 3-9 mm wide, pubescent beneath Flowers: axillary but apically congested through shortened internodes; calyx 6-7 mm long; petals yellow-orange (to reddish), 10-12 mm long; styles 10-12, obscurely reticulate laterally, muticous Fruit: FRUITS schizocarpic, glabrous or pubescent; mericarps 5-14, usually indurate, usually laterally reticulate, apically 2-spined or muticous; SEEDS solitary, glabrous Misc: On rocky slopes and in canyons, generally in open vegetation:; 1200-1800 m (4000-6000 ft); Jun-Oct REFERENCES: Fryxell, Paul A. 1994. Malvaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 27(2), 222-236.
Fryxell 1994, Martin and Hutchins 1980, Kearney and Peebles 1969
Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Multi-stemmed erect perennial herbs up to .5 m tall, minutely stellate-puberulent. Leaves: Narrowly oblong-lanceolate, dentate, 3-9 mm wide, pubescent beneath. Flowers: Axillary but apically congested through shortened internodes, calyx 6-7 mm long, petals yellow-orange to reddish, 10-12 mm long, styles 10-12, obscurely reticulate laterally, muticous. Fruits: Apically pubescent, 5-7 mm diameter, 7-14 per schizocarp. Ecology: Found on rocky slopes, in canyons, and generally in open vegetation from 4,000-6,000 ft (1219-1829 m); flowers June-October. Notes: Diagnostic of this plant is the congestion of the flowers and fruits at the end of the stem, the 1 cm pedicel, and narrowly oblong-lanceolate leaves. Ethnobotany: Unknown Etymology: Sida is the name Theophrastus gave to the lily, neomexicanum means New Mexico for location of type specimen. Synonyms: None Editor: SBuckley, 2010